Water-level warning system for Chamba soon

Our Correspondent

Chamba, March 7

To mitigate the threats of Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF), Chamba district will now have an integrated mechanism for early warning of the increasing water level in the Ravi due to heavy rain.

In addition to dams constructed on rivers, the web-based system can be operated from the district and state-level disaster management centres.

Presiding over a meeting with regard to GLOF here to review the steps to be taken for preparing an accurate and effective system for prevention of flood damage caused by the eruption of glacial lakes, Deputy Commissioner DC Rana said for setting up the system on the Ravi basin, the NHPC management had started the work.

“The modern system will be designed in collaboration with IIT-Roorkee. Apart from hydropower project constructed by the NHPC on the Ravi, private hydroelectric projects will also be linked with this system,” the Deputy Commissioner said.

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